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Mumbai: MMRDA is making efforts to speed up the country’s first monorail launched in the financial capital. A new mono rake is being developed under ‘Make in India’. They said that from the beginning of the new year, new rakes will be introduced into the Mono fleet.
The new prototype Mono train will be available from January to February 2023. Testing will be conducted after the first rails arrive, after which three rails with four trainers will be available each quarter. The Indian company Medha Servo Drives Pvt. Ltd.” is engaged in the development and production of rakes. was provided
MMRDA will spend Rs 590 crore
MMRDA will spend about Rs 590 crore for this. According to a senior official, being an indigenous company, spare parts will not be a problem. Before that, due to the rake of the Chinese company, there were many problems with parts and such. It is important that there are about 2,500 types of parts in a monorail.
By the way, from the very beginning, Mono Rail turned out to be unprofitable for the Administration. A rake with new parts is also required for smooth operation of lossy mono. There are currently 7 rakes in the Mono fleet, two of which are on standby.
60 tours are held every day
Mono Rail running from Chembur to Jacob Circle has about 60 daily departures at an interval of 22 to 25 minutes. After the arrival of the new rails, the number of passengers will increase due to increased service every 12-15 minutes. The new rake will have high fire resistance and state-of-the-art technology. Increasing the number of passengers will help reduce losses.